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Geomembrane is an impermeable membrane liner or barrier used to block the movement of water, fluids, or other materials of soluble nature in man-made structures. Geomembranes are primarily manufactured from polyethylene and have use in the containment of liquid, solid waste management, mining, and other applications. The Asia-Pacific geomembranes market is projected to grow from more than USD 500 Million in 2015 to USD 1,000 Million by 2020, at a CAGR of 15.0% between 2015 and 2020.
The global chemical protective clothing market is projected to reach USD 1.29 Billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 5.8% between 2015 and 2020. Rapid industrialization and increasing safety concerns against risky working environment is a key driver of the chemical protective clothing market. The construction & manufacturing industry consumed more than 32% of chemical protective clothing in 2014. In addition, the increasing stringent government requirements in the developed regions are expected to drive the increasing demand for chemical protective clothing during the forecast period.
The global demand for cellulose fiber is expected to reach USD 36,968.8 Million by 2020. Asia-Pacific is the biggest market, in terms of value, in the global cellulose fiber market. Increasing population and improving standard of living is driving the demand of textile in this region. Natural and man-made cellulose fibers are widely used for manufacturing of textile. Apparel and home textile are the major applications that are expected to driving the growth of cellulose fiber market in the Asia-Pacific region in coming years.
Patterning materials or photoresists are light sensitive materials used in the photolithography (device patterning process) processes to form patterned coating on a surface for wafers, usually silicon wafers, used in the electronics & semiconductors. The total market size for patterning materials is projected to reach USD 3,862.44 Million by 2020 from USD 2,750.00 Million in 2014, at a CAGR of 5.85% between 2015 and 2020.
Polystyrene is a hard and solid plastic, which is produced through the polymerization of styrene. It is a vinyl polymer, with a long hydrocarbon chain structure, wherein a phenyl group is attached to every other carbon atom. Polystyrene is a versatile plastic that is mainly utilized in refrigerators, air conditioners, instrument panels, televisions, computers, and disposable utensils (such as foamed cups, plates, and bowls). It is also used to develop consumer products, such as CD and DVD cases and food packaging materials. It is an inexpensive and strong plastic that can be used to insulate buildings, create sterile disposable cutlery, and can also be recycled into domestic building products. The global polystyrene market is projected to reach USD 28.2 Billion by 2019, at a CAGR of 5.1% between 2014 and 2019.
Pultruded parts have applications across varied industry verticals, housing sectors, civil engineering, consumer and others. The industrial application segment is anticipated to be the leading application of the pultrusion market. The global pultrusion market is estimated at USD 1,619.5 Million in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 2,045.2 Million by 2020, at a CAGR of 4.8% from 2015 to 2020.
The global high performance foam market has witnessed a good growth in the past few years and this growth is estimated to increase in the coming years. High performance foam has certain unique properties such as excellent recoverability from repeated shocks and deformations and ability to maintain dimensional stability after getting exposed to shock, impact, and extreme temperature. Because of these physical characteristics, the demand for high performance foam is growing and is finding application in various industries. The global market value of the high performance foam is projected to reach USD 2,026.24 million by 2020, registering a CAGR of 9.9% between 2015 and 2020.
The high temperature fiber market size, in terms of value, was about USD 5,060.00 Million in 2014 and expected to witness a CAGR of 8.74% between 2015 and 2020. Fibers with operating temperature of 200°C and above are considered as high temperature fibers. High temperature fibers are synthetic fibers that exhibit unique properties, such as high-strength bearing capacity, high thermal resistance, low density, excellent electrical insulation, and so on.
Structural foams are thermoplastic products that have a cellular foamed core with a solid skin surrounding the core. It is generally developed through a form of injection molding (structural foam molding) process using a chemical blowing agent or inert gas such as nitrogen and carbon dioxide. While structural foam molding usually employs a low pressure process with injection pressure, generally ranging from 3,000 to 6,000 PSI, high pressure injection is also used to mold structural foams. The major input materials used for manufacturing structural foam are polypropylene, polyethylene, polystyrene, and polyurethane among others. Structural foam is significantly lighter than solid plastic products, having a high strength-to-weight ratio and low-cost tooling. The structural foam market is projected to reach $31.9 Billion by 2020, signifying firm annualized growth of ~6% between 2015 and 2020.
Global FRP Pipe market showed huge opportunities as momentous demands from end application industries such as oil & gas, water & wastewater, chemical, and others. Oil and Gas is the major industry for FRP pipes market for use in transmission network, flow lines, well-interventions, etc. These rapidly increasing demands from various application industries are generating many exciting new markets opportunities for FRP pipes. Major types of FRP pipes include Polyester, Polyurethane, Epoxy and others. These FRP pipes are now days widely used in new application areas such as oil & gas, sewage pipe, irrigation and others. High cost of FRP pipes compared to pipes made with conventional materials is the major interruption in the market growth. Further market development will depend upon material availability at reasonable prices. The global FRP pipe market size in terms of value is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% between 2015 and 2020 to reach $4 billion by 2020.
Ceramic membranes have high abrasion resistance and are extremely durable. They are one of the artificial membranes made from inorganic materials such as titania, alumina, zirconia, and others. These materials are chemically, thermally, and mechanically stable and are mostly bio-inert. Thus, they are ideal for many applications in the chemical processing and pharmaceutical industry and in water & wastewater treatment industry. The ceramic membranes market is projected to register a market size of $5.1 Billion by 2020, signifying a firm annualized growth of 11.7% between 2015 and 2020.
The mineral wool market size, by value, is projected to register a CAGR of ~7.0% in the next five years to reach $12.0 billion by 2019. Mineral wool has gained acceptance due to its favorable properties, such as its ability to provide both thermal and acoustic insulation in the residential as well as commercial buildings and also in the industrial applications also. Thus, these fibers effectively address the heat and acoustic insulation requirements in various applications. The report covers the mineral wool market and its trends in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW).
Polycarbonate (PC) is a lightweight, high-performance thermoplastic polymer that possesses a unique balance of excellent electrical resistance, dimensional stability, optical clarity, high heat resistance, and toughness. Due to its versatile properties, the applications for PC are many and its consumption is very high. Because of its high consumption, PC is often positioned between engineering plastics and commodity plastics. PC is most often synthesized from bisphenol A and phosgene by a step-growth polymerization process, which is also known as condensation process. The Polycarbonate Resin Market is projected to grow from more than $12.0 Billion in 2015 to north of $16.4 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 6.3% between 2015 and 2020.
Ceramic coatings are generally applied to metal or metallic alloy components or to ceramic components. They can be further classified into oxide coatings, carbide coatings, nitride coatings, and others. These coatings are generally used for wear resistance, and high temperature and corrosion resistant applications. All ceramic coatings deliver high level of performance in each of these three major areas. The global ceramic coatings market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.50% from 2015 to 2020 to reach a value of $10.12 Billion by 2020.
UV gel nails are artificial extensions worn on the fingertips, and they use ultraviolet light to cure the gel during the application process. The gel stays intact for minimum three weeks without chipping and gives a natural look. Due to such properties, UV nail gel is used widely in nail care industry. Global demand for UV nail gel is projected to reach $59.31 Million by 2020.
The polymer nanocomposites market in terms of value is expected to reach above $5,100 million by 2020, growing at a significant CAGR from 2014 to 2019. This report also includes the leading manufacturers’ profiles such as BYK Additives (Germany), 3D System (U.S.), Foster Corporation (U.S.), Industrial Nanotech (U.S.), Hybrid Plastics Inc. (U.S.), Inframat Corporation (U.K.), InMat Inc. (U.S.), Nanocor Incorporated (U.S.) and others.
The composites structure shows superior properties & structural performance better than the constituents. Composites (carbon fibers, glass fibers, and others) have made a big impact on the entire global market, including the railway market. Using composite makes the railways lighter and renders greater resistance to heat, external impact and reduce power consumption by improving overall performance. The rail composite market is projected to witness a CAGR of more than 8.5% between 2015 and 2020, and is expected to reach global market value of more than $1 billion by 2020.
The Polyphthalamide market is estimated to register a CAGR of 7.1 % between 2014 and 2019 and reach a volume of 150.1 Kilo Tons. In terms of value the global polyphthalamide market is projected to reach $913,008.6 Million by 2019. The demand for Polyphthalamide is increasing and will continue to increase because of its long range of applications in fuel lines, LED headlights, metal replacement, catheter tubes, wire casings, gas pipes, toothbrush and hairbrush bristles, sporting goods, electrical insulation, switches, pump wear rings, automotive motor bobbin parts, fuel line connectors, fuel modules, coolant pumps, bushings and bearing pads.
Automotive foams are made up of a solid and gas phase mixed together to form a plastic foam. They are available in different foam types based on raw materials used, majorly polyurethane, olefins, and polystyrene and are produced by the use of crude oil as feedstock. The automotive foam market is estimated to witness a CAGR of 10.50% between 2014 and 2019, and is expected to generate a global market value of $40.83 billion by 2019.
Polyarylsulfone are amorphous high temperature thermoplastic, comprising of polysulfone, polyethersulfone and polyphenylsulfone. Due to their high resistance to chemical, high temperature and good hydrolysis, these are majorly used in medical, automotive, household/food technology, electrical & electronics industry. Polyarylsulfone: 75.39 KT market by 2020 signify firm annualized growth of 6.70% between 2015 and 2020.
The global high temperature market has been growing rapidly during the last few years. The market is expected to continue growing at a healthy rate in the next five years, mainly driven by a growth in the end-user industries such as automotive and aerospace industry. The high temperatuire plastics market is expected to reach $13,317.95 Million by 2019. The top players of the industry are profiled in detail with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities. These include Solvay S.A. (Belgium), SABIC Innovative Plastics (The Netherlands), E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (U.S.), Celanese Corporation (U.S.), Victrex plc. (U.K.), and others.
Water Soluble Polymers, which covers a wide range of highly varied families of products of natural or synthetic origin, are widely used in food processing, water treatment, paper, enhanced oil & natural gas recovery, surface coating, mineral processing, detergents, textiles, personal care products, pharmaceuticals and petroleum production.
The Asia-Pacific cold insulation material market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.0% during the next five years to reach $1,585.5 million by 2019. Asia-Pacific, with its flourishing economy and rapidly expanding industrial sectors, is an emerging market and is expected to experience a huge growth in demand from 2014 to 2019.
Micronized PTFE is prepared by irradiation or thermal decomposition of virgin PTFE or PTFE scrap. Direct polymerization under controlled conditions may also be used to produce low molecular weight PTFE micro powders. The micronized PTFE market has grown rapidly during the past few years and is expected to continue the trend in the next five years. The growth is mainly driven by the growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region. Asia-Pacific is the biggest market for micronized PTFE followed by North America and Europe, which together accounted for more than 90.00% market share in 2013. The U.S. is the biggest market for micronized PTFE, followed by China, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.08% between 2014 and 2019. The European market is comparatively mature with a consumption growth rate well below the average market growth. Thermoplastic is the fastest-growing application segment of micronized PTFE growing at a CAGR of 7.04% between 2014 and 2019. Micronized PTFE: A projected value of $868.29 million by 2019, signifying firm annualized growth of 7.06% between 2014 and 2019
Glass is made from all-natural sustainable raw materials. It is the preferred packaging for consumers’ concerned about their health and the environment.Glass packaging provides optimum long-term conservation of the original qualities of food and beverages.Glass can be recycled, is non-permeable and has zero rate of chemical interaction which makes it a suitable packaging material for various applications. The demand for glass packaging is increasing in Asia-Pacific and will continue to increase due to the rising disposable income of the consumers in the region and increasing population especially in China and India. The global glass packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.9% from 2014 to 2019 to reach a value of $59,814 million.
The global lightweight materials market is growing at a significant rate, driven by the stringent regulations in North America and Europe. The global lightweight materials market was valued at $133.1 billion in 2013, and is poised to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% from 2014 to 2019. The market has been segmented into three categories based on the type of material, namely, composites, metals, and plastics.
The anhydride of phthalic acid is obtained from the oxidation of o-Xylene or Naphthalene. The products derived from anhydride have high importance in industries such as plastics, automotive, paint & coatings, electrical & electronics, and others. The demand of phthalic anhydride depends on the demand of its downstream products. Since, these products directly interact with the customers, any change in the consumption pattern of these products gets reflected in the consumption of PA. The regions such as Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East represent growing demand for PA, while in North America and Europe the growth in its demand is expected to be relatively low. The main reason is the toxic profile of phthalic anhydride which may enter the environment by leaching or inhalation. Although, toxicity of phthalic anhydride is the main reason for restrictions on its use, it should be made clear that not all the phthalic anhydride-based products are harmful or toxic at normal level.
The global PVDF market, along with its end products, has witnessed a linear growth in the past few years and this growth is estimated to increase in the coming years. The high purity, chemical inertness to most acids, aliphatic and aromatic organic compounds, chlorinated solvents, and an upsurge in the demand in coatings, Lithium-ion batteries, flexible flow lines and photovoltaic films will be the key influencing factors for the global PVDF market with the increased emphasis on its different applications and their end-users.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is one of the most widely used plastics. It is produced by polymerizing vinyl chloride monomers. PVC has an amorphous structure with polar chlorine atoms and possesses fire retarding properties, durability, and oil/chemical resistance. It is added with modifiers to modify its properties according to the end user demand. Various properties of PVC like abrasion resistance, light weight, good mechanical strength, and toughness enable its wide use in construction, automotive, packaging, and the electrical industries. It is widely employed for manufacturing pipes, fittings, profiles, tubes, films, sheets, wires, cables, bottles, and so on.
The adipic acid market, along with its end products, has witnessed a linear growth in the past few years. This growth is estimated to increase in the coming years. The quality, durability, lightweight nature, excellent energy absorbing property, an upsurge in the demand for durable polyamide 66, and the upcoming safety regulations & innovative techniques for its use will be the key influencing factors for the global adipic acid market with the increased emphasis on its different types and applications.
Polyoxymethylene is an engineering thermoplastic that is derived from formaldehyde. The properties of polyoxymethylene include high dimensional stability, good strength, and high fatigue and impact resistance. These properties make POM a highly preferred material in light weight metal replacing applications in various end-user markets. For its capability of replacing metal in light weight applications, POM has penetrated various segments such as transportation and industrial.
Semiconductor & IC packaging materials are known to protect the electronic components such as semiconductors and ICs from external impact, corrosion, and so on. These packaging materials are used along with various advanced packaging technologies for the packaging of semiconductors and integrated circuits.
The global bio-polyamide market, along with its end products, has witnessed a linear growth in the past few years and this growth is estimated to increase in the coming years. The quality, durability, lightweight nature & excellent energy absorbing property, an upsurge in the demand for durable polyamide; and the upcoming safety regulations & innovative techniques for its use will be the key influencing factors for the global polyamide market with the increased emphasis on its different types and their applications.
The thin film material market is expected to grow at a healthy CAGR over the next five years to reach $10,250 million, by 2018. Europe dominates the thin film material market due to high usage of thin film material in its various end-user industries. Although the European economy has still not recovered from the Euro crisis, it will continue to lead this market, followed by North America and Asia-Pacific.
The packaging film market is expected to grow at a decent pace during the coming decade driven by its increasing application in food and pharmaceutical packaging. Packaging films are primarily made of polyethylene and polypropylene. Flexible, semi-rigid, and rigid films are used for packaging purposes; however, flexible packaging films are fast gaining market share over the others. The report estimates global packaging film market size in terms of volume and revenue.
Advanced functional material for low carbon applications is an umbrella topic, which has five categories of materials. These include advanced functional ceramics, advanced functional composites, advanced energy materials, nanomaterials, and conductive polymers. AFM are substituting conventional material because of its superior physical and chemical properties. AFM are capable of reducing the carbon footprint of the parent system in which it is incorporated. Components and systems that use AFMs use energy more efficiently and emit less CO2. It will have a longer service life and a lower replacement footprint. Replacement footprint refers to the addition carbon footprint generated during manufacturing of the component that is to be replaced. End user industries for AFM are automotive, aerospace, consumer durables, energy & power, and healthcare.
Amino resins are thermosetting resins formed by copolymerization of amino compounds with an aldehyde. Amino resins are used in wood panels, coatings, laminates, molding compounds, adhesives, and other industry.Amino resins are majorly used as adhesives in wood panels such as particleboards, MDF, plywood, etc. The high performance of amino resins in terms of strength and resistance they provide to wood panels are major driver of amino resin market.
Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) films is widely used for packaging and production of polarizer film. PVA film is a water soluble biodegradable film and facilitates water soluble small dose packaging of detergents, water treatment chemicals, agrochemicals, and dyes. Those small water soluble doses provides ease-of-use and avoid human contact from the inside material. Apart from packaging applications, the PVA film is also used for laundry bags and embroidery applications where the film is used as water soluble film.
The increasing cost of power and the rapid depletion of conventional sources of energy have necessitated effective heat management and energy conservation in industrial processes. High temperature insulation (HTI) products provide high compressive strength and low shrinkage at high temperatures; and thus offer a cost-effective energy management solution for industrial processes.